any news on that question? Support of Oracle 11g Express Edition is already integrated in my program. Everything works fine. The higher DB limit of 11 GB is great! However, I cannot deploy because there is no release version of Oracle 11g Express Edition.
So I don't think the intention is to wait for OpenWorld. They might have been waiting for this quarter's CPU if there was something there which needed to be included. Or there may be some last minute wording for the licence ?